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  1. Yes, I declined my offer from Michigan. I didn't get any funding in the first round. I also didn't want to wait around for the second! Which, they said, would be in mid-April. UNC has a deadline (of 15 April), and they were my first choice, regardless. Easy decision. I also declined my Texas offer, but I did that awhile ago. In regards to scholarships, I don't know anyone that got anything from the first round. No one on the prospective student page got anything on FB (or admitted if they did), and no one did in a Whatsapp prospective group I was a part of. I know the second round for ad
  2. @poopyhead I got into UNC, which is where my heart was set on, and I actually officially accepted on Tuesday! So I'm officially graduate school bound. Again, I'm sorry. That's really sucky. Especially because they didn't even give you any idea!
  3. @poopyhead Oh no, I'm so sorry!!! That's really disappointing. I'm sorry!
  4. I agree with @3dender. Your cons for the second school are much worse than for the first-- I think cons are what should really be a person's deciding factor. I think location is really important-- and with that in mind, the first school wins! Sometimes your "gut" is more logical than your brain. Rankings don't matter as much at the program level. The prestige of the school will carry you further than the prestige of a certain program at a less prestigious school. I think you know what you want to do! I'm in a similar boat, and it's hard. It definitely is. But, at the end of the day, what do yo
  5. Hi @Wayne Yang, I applied to UMich and was accepted to their Information program (but I am planning on going for archiving). I just wanted to let you know not to be discouraged, I know a lot of people who haven't heard back from them yet! They don't have a deadline, so they are much more relaxed and slow in their admittance. Congrats on Cornell! That's excellent. I also applied to UT at Austin (again for archiving), but I am either planning on going to UMich or UNC. Good luck!
  6. Nor I, @mcgatay! I'm almost 100% I'll be going to the school that's the closest to me as well!
  7. Yes, I love Roanoke! It's both hip and quaint. A small city, you could say. And yes, another thing to consider is weather-- VT can have cold winters with heavy snow, though this past winter was quite mild. We only had a light (2 inches) snowfall in January. The summer can be hot, but no hotter than Georgia! Like @Need Coffee in an IV said, you really can't go wrong. They're both great schools. I think location and cost would be the deciding factors.
  8. Hi! I don't know if you've already made a decision, but I just made a comment on a recent VT post. Please check this out for more information. I made a list (definitely a pro list!) of VT. @Lycaon pictus is right in his general ranking, but for science and technology, VT is the clear choice. UVa is more prestigious overall, but UVa is a liberal arts school, and VT is not. It's like comparing apples and oranges. If you want to compare engineering and science, VT is better. We have more programs, are more highly ranked, are hired more frequently, receive higher pay, and are received more w
  9. My response is a bit biased as I am completing my undergrad at Virginia Tech-- however, Virginia Tech IS one of the top engineering schools in the nation, but as is Georgia Tech. While GT ranks higher, I have seen statistics with VT students receiving higher salaries and quicker job offers. VT also has more engineering options, With that in mind, I'd suggest comparing some other factors that you might not be thinking of. 1. Location-- Virginia Tech is located in the middle of nowhere South West Virginia, in a wonderful little town called Blacksburg. Roughly four hours from D.C., two and
  10. Based on your con list, I'd say option 1. It seems like you're leaning towards that as well. I'm in a similar situation, and for once I'm going to use the "good vibe" approach-- and money, of course. It might be good to have a change of pace, too. A new environment for grad school is something to look forward to. It seems option 2 is fully funded, but as is option 1. If you get remove finances from your worries, then just go forth with the environment/community/area. I'd vote option 1!
  11. Of course-- I actually submitted my application in late September (I think the 27th)! My recommenders submitted their recommendations by 1 Oct. However, I didn't receive an email telling me my application was complete until the middle of December! I studied abroad over winter break, that's why I wanted my applications to be done EARLY. Doing that, however, has made waiting a g o n y. I heard back from UNC in Feb., and Texas and Michigan on the 1st and 2nd of March, respectively. So Texas and Michigan had my applications for five months! I remember when I got back to the US, I checked my applic
  12. I am in a very similar boat!!! UM is really expensive!!! I'm out of state, so two years there would almost be as much as my four year undergraduate degree from an in state school!!! I would recommend waiting. Unless UW is pressuring you to accept now, nothing bad can happen if you wait. Just in case! I really empathize, too. Waiting to hear about funding has honestly been harding than waiting to hear of acceptance!
  13. Which one do you want to go to? I was admitted to Texas, UNC, and Michigan (got in 2 March), but I am deciding between UNC and Michigan. My choice is ultimately going to come down to finances, so as of now I'm leaning towards UNC, but I'm waiting to hear back from UMich about scholarships... What are you planning on focusing on? Is money an issue? I think those are the two most important factors to consider.
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